Some of you have heard me state before that the one blight I see on Missouri homeschooling law (which is really one of the best in the country) is the logging requirement. It's been my biggest struggle in homeschooling, though I think I've finally found a system that is helping me keep it under control.
At the beginning of May, I figured up the hours we had and realized that we had an unbelievable number of hours still needed for the younger two. I've been feeling totally overwhelmed with the idea of trying to work in these impossible hours of schooling during May and June, while I'm doing some serious nesting and will be having a baby.
Yesterday, I realized that I had logged almost no "non-core" hours for most of the year. So yesterday evening, while the guys played the great railroad game 1835, I reconstructed some of the non-core hours that are a part of our weekly life (like running around outside = PE; washing dishes/helping with dinner = Home Ec, etc). I found that I actually DO have enough hours for this year at this point - for all the required loggers. Woohoo!!!
So this week is going to turn into a wrap-up week, and then we will be off school until at least the beginning of July!! Praise the Lord!
Note to self for future use: Log the Non-Core hours from the beginning of the "school year" and you will have less stress!!